OXI Day: Iconic Images of Greece in WWII

On October 28th, millions around the world will commemorate OXI Day, a day honoring Greece’s courageous resistance during WWII. On October 28th, 1940, the Italian...

Big Trouble In Little Cyprus Over The Ages

Situated at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Cyprus has been a meeting point for civilizations over the centuries. The birthplace of Venus...

Uluburun Shipwreck At Acropolis Museum

The Uluburun Shipwreck will be the subject of a scientific conference to be held March 14 at the Acropolis Museum by Bronze Age navigation...

100 Years Since Crete’s Union with Greece

The 100th anniversary of Crete’s Union with Greece was celebrated yesterday with the hoisting of the Greek flag over the historic fortress Firka in...

Cameron: Britain Will Keep Parthenon Marbles

British Prime Minister David Cameron has reiterated that England will keep the stolen Parthenon Marbles plundered from the Acropolis nearly 200 years ago by...

Christmas Gift Giving Traditions

You can't really celebrate Christmas without giving  your loved ones gifts and cards, whether they are big presents, or small, the aim is to...

Junta Lovers Host Political Memorial

Unrepentant defenders of Greece's brutal military dictatorship, the junta carried out by the Colonels, will gather on April 21, the 46th anniversary of the...

The History of Panagia Soumela Holy Icon

According to the tradition of the Orthodox Church, the miraculous icon of Panagia Soumela that is located in the homonymous Holy Church in Vermio,...

Battle of Salamis Marked After 2,500 Years

Some 2,500 years ago a naval battle took place in September (although the exact date remains unknown) in the straits between the Greek mainland...

Putin to Visit Mount Athos

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is going to visit the Aegean on the yacht of an entrepreneur friend. Although it is difficult to tell Putin’s...

New DNA Tests Show Minoans’ European Origins

A recently conducted DNA analysis on the remains of Minoans' skeletons found mainly in a cave in Lassithi, Crete, suggest beyond any doubt and...

Thermopylae Remembers The 300 Spartans

A ceremony marking the last stand of the 300 Spartans and their Greek allies against the Persian hordes of King Xerxes at the Pass...

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